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Woman cracks open diamond ring

SANDY RILEY (RIGHT) admires her prize presented by Lesley Hunter, a You Are Not Alone (YANA) director. - PHOTO SUBMITTED
SANDY RILEY (RIGHT) admires her prize presented by Lesley Hunter, a You Are Not Alone (YANA) director.
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It would be an understatement to say that Sandy Riley was excited to be the winner of a $2,400 diamond ring.

She’s a lover of diamonds and had been seriously thinking about getting herself one for some time.

When the excitement had died down from Christmas day and Christmas dinner and most of her family had left, she and her daughter were sitting by the fire.

Her good friend Ali Floyd usually gives her homemade fudge. So she had kept that present unopened for an after dinner treat. Ali had purchased YANA crackers for her family dinner and ended up with an extra one that she used as a bow on Sandy’s gift.

Although she purchased her crackers at both the Comox branch of the Coastal Community Credit Union and at Otters, she specifically recalls that particular colour was from Otters.

Sandy opened the gift, then snapped the cracker. She was wondering why a little gift and a joke didn’t fall out as they usually do, so had a further look to investigate.

By the time she discovered the certificate telling her she was the winner of a diamond ring, it was getting close to midnight. That didn’t stop her from calling Ali to share the excitement.

Although Sandy offered it back to her friend, Ali told her it was meant for her. The power of positive thinking!

YANA thanks Mark the Gold Guy from Comox Valley Pawnbrokers for this generous donation and for his ongoing support of YANA.

— You Are Not Alone

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